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29 PhD Programs in Mechanical Engineering

A PhD Mechanical Engineering degree can open many doors for career opportunities. With a PhD Mechanical Engineering, candidates can specialize in one of several sub-disciplines such as mechanics, mechatronics and robotics, structural analysis, thermodynamics and thermo-science, or design. During the approximately four years candidates work on their PhD Mechanical Engineering degree, they will cond… Read more

A PhD Mechanical Engineering degree can open many doors for career opportunities. With a PhD Mechanical Engineering, candidates can specialize in one of several sub-disciplines such as mechanics, mechatronics and robotics, structural analysis, thermodynamics and thermo-science, or design.


During the approximately four years candidates work on their PhD Mechanical Engineering degree, they will conduct their own original research on a specific topic that must result in a dissertation of publishable quality. Candidates have the opportunity to investigate more deeply the discipline’s frontiers of research, like microelectro-mechanical systems, friction stir welding, composites, nanotechnology, finite element analysis, or biomechanics.


For candidates with a graduate background in engineering, who already possess the foundational knowledge in physics and material science, a PhD Mechanical Engineering could be the next step. Read more below about opportunities to start your PhD Mechanical Engineering program!

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University of Rijeka, Faculty of Engineering
Rijeka, Croatia

By choosing courses with the guidance of his or her supervisor, each student can adjust the programme to his or her research interests.

By choosing courses with the guidance of his or her supervisor, each student can adjust the programme to his or her research interests. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
5 - 10 years
English
15 Nov 2020
02 Oct 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
UAEU United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

The mechanical engineering ME graduate program offers a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering. It strives to help students to develop professional independence, creativity, l ... +

The mechanical engineering ME graduate program offers a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering. It strives to help students to develop professional independence, creativity, leadership, and the capacity for continuing professional and intellectual growth. The aim of the program is to prepare graduates for research and professional practice in an era of rapidly advancing interdisciplinary technology. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Aug 2021
28 Feb 2021
Campus
Khalifa University
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Ph.D. in Engineering) degree is awarded to candidates who successfully complete the taught courses and research components of the prog ... +

The Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Ph.D. in Engineering) degree is awarded to candidates who successfully complete the taught courses and research components of the program. The students are required to complete a program of advanced courses in engineering. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
27 Aug 2020
Campus
The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, USA

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers advanced coursework integrated with research leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mechanical Engineering. The program ... +

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers advanced coursework integrated with research leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mechanical Engineering. The program has four concentrations: Thermal and Fluid Systems; Design and Manufacturing Systems; Mechanics and Materials; and Robotics and Control. -
PhD
Full-time
8 years
English
Campus
University of North Texas College of Engineering
Denton, USA

The Mechanical and Energy Engineering doctoral program at the University of North Texas offers a ground-breaking opportunity to learn fundamental and applied knowledge compati ... +

The Mechanical and Energy Engineering doctoral program at the University of North Texas offers a ground-breaking opportunity to learn fundamental and applied knowledge compatible with mechanical engineering, renewable energy, energy modeling, manufacturing, and fossil fuels. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
University of Texas Arlington
Arlington, USA

The graduate program provides opportunities for professional development in such forms as instructional courses to enhance technical competence in areas of mechanical engineer ... +

The graduate program provides opportunities for professional development in such forms as instructional courses to enhance technical competence in areas of mechanical engineering practice; training through a variety of experiences in design, development, research, experimentation, and/or analysis in joint efforts with faculty and peers; specialized courses of study required for entry into career fields allied to the mechanical engineering discipline; guided individual study under faculty supervision; and supportive coursework for programs leading to careers that require interdisciplinary competence. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
University of Georgia - College of Engineering
Athens, USA

Many new technology developments involve new materials with different properties that would be considered "typical." This program provides the student with insight into method ... +

Many new technology developments involve new materials with different properties that would be considered "typical." This program provides the student with insight into methods for analyzing new materials and systems, and how they can be used to solve new and pressing issues. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Vancouver, Canada

The thesis-based Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering is an advanced research-based degree. The program offers students an opportunity to work at the highest ... +

The thesis-based Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering is an advanced research-based degree. The program offers students an opportunity to work at the highest level of research, under the supervision of a faculty member. Students complete their candidacy examination within 18 months and complete their doctoral dissertation research within three to four years. It is normal department practice to initially register students in the M.A.Sc. program, and to transfer them to the Ph.D. program upon completion of the M.A.Sc. (or earlier if recommended by the supervising faculty member). -
PhD
Full-time
48 months
English
Campus
University of Trento The Department of Industrial Engineering
Povo, Italy

Materials Science and Engineering: Biomaterials and biomedical technologies, Coatings and surface treatments, Corrosion and wear, Experimental characterization and numerical m ... +

Materials Science and Engineering: Biomaterials and biomedical technologies, Coatings and surface treatments, Corrosion and wear, Experimental characterization and numerical modeling of the material behavior, High-strength glasses and ceramics, Powder metallurgy, Polymers and composite materials, Materials and technologies for cultural heritage, Materials chemistry, Materials for energy, Nanostructured materials, mechanical properties, smart materials, materials production technologies, production process, Manufacturing processes. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Campus
Kaunas University of Technology
Kaunas, Lithuania

It is the main PhD study programme in Lithuania directly related to knowledge of creation of high added-value solutions for various sectors of industry: aerospace, water, grou ... +

It is the main PhD study programme in Lithuania directly related to knowledge of creation of high added-value solutions for various sectors of industry: aerospace, water, ground and air transport, renewable and nuclear energy. The accounting of such strategic energy resources, as oil, gas, electricity, etc. depends on measurable quantities. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
01 Sep 2020
Campus
Technical University of Liberec
Liberec, Czech Republic

The doctoral study programme is focused on independent scientific and research projects in the field of engineering technology. Its aim is to produce highly-educated and creat ... +

The doctoral study programme is focused on independent scientific and research projects in the field of engineering technology. Its aim is to produce highly-educated and creative graduates capable of taking part in scientific, research and professional activities in the studied field. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

The PhD programme aims at equipping the students with the capability of identifying and solving academic and/or real problems creatively. The doctoral degree is awarded for th ... +

The PhD programme aims at equipping the students with the capability of identifying and solving academic and/or real problems creatively. The doctoral degree is awarded for the completion of required courses and a significant original thesis. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

The Mechanical Engineering Program course curriculum is modern and rigorous. The courses in the program provide a solid foundation in subjects such as mechanical behavior of e ... +

The Mechanical Engineering Program course curriculum is modern and rigorous. The courses in the program provide a solid foundation in subjects such as mechanical behavior of engineering materials, continuum mechanics, thermodynamics, experimental and numerical combustion, computational fluid dynamics and control theory. -
PhD
Full-time
30 - 42 months
English
Campus
The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science
Washington, USA

The Department's doctoral program is a research-focused degree program with the objective of preparing students for a life of scholarship in mechanical and aerospace engineeri ... +

The Department's doctoral program is a research-focused degree program with the objective of preparing students for a life of scholarship in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Central to the program is original thesis research, which substantially advances the state-of-the-art in the field. -
PhD
Full-time
4 - 6 years
English
31 Aug 2020
Campus
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

Mechanical Engineers play a significant role in product design, manufacture, maintenance, research, control, development, management, and marketing of mechanical engineering s ... +

Mechanical Engineers play a significant role in product design, manufacture, maintenance, research, control, development, management, and marketing of mechanical engineering services. Mechanical Engineering is concerned with a large variety of mechanical equipment varying from small items to large constructions such as aircraft, railways, spacecraft, ships, motorcars, and major transport equipment. In South Africa, Mechanical Engineers make a significant contribution to heavy industries, transport services, manufacturing, mining, consulting, research, and the commodities industry. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Jan 2021
30 Oct 2020
Campus

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